February 22, 2024
February 21, 2024
February 20, 2024
Sample Breakdown: Gotye
February 19, 2024
A wedding album 62 years in the making
Gastón Abril Rotger embarked on a long project to take tiny photo samples of his mother-in-law's wedding, scan and restore them to be printed large. 62 years after the wedding, Pirucha received her album and the visual storytelling of the moment is touching. So much that the story has been featured on television a few times.
February 17, 2024
Designed by Apple
It's over 10 years old, but this animation about design and intention holds up well.
February 14, 2024
Mediocre ideas, showing up, and persistence.
Chris Coyier just posted a list with 43 items and this nugget was in there. I agree with this simple advice, as showing up for mediocre ideas puts them in front of others to become better. And persistence? A big part of that (for me) is to not spend all my time consuming.
20 years ago this Valentine's Day a journaled about this mix of love songs. I made Spotify and Apple Music playlists today to rekindle the moment.
February 12, 2024
17 Minutes of Charles Schulz Drawing Peanuts
I remember seeing parts of this as a kid and being completely enamored. The feeling remains.
February 10, 2024
February 9, 2024
A New Sports Tradition for Dads & Daughters
Cetaphil taps into the Taylor/Travis zeitgeist and makes a winning commercial.
February 6, 2024
Apple Vision Pro Immersive Demo, at home
I highly recommend scheduling a demo at the Apple Store for the Apple Vision Pro. It's 30 minutes with about 10 for setup and the rest for experiencing the headset. It ends with a superfun immersive video montage. It's available at home buried in the Apple TV+ store
Some good newsletters
Luke Harris shares a list of newsletters he subscribes to by RSS (I need to figure this out as my email box is silly). I know about half of these but the other half are new to me.
February 5, 2024
Hundreds of Beavers
I randomly (probably not) see this come across my feeds and then realize there is a screening tonight in Cincinnati with filmmakers and beavers at the showing and man I wish I could go. Filing away to watch this black and white slapstick movie in the future!
February 4, 2024
None of the music was prerecorded on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Johnny Costa attended every taping, providing live piano accompaniment just off camera with percussionist Bobby Rawsthorne and bassist Carl McVicker. Jazz pianist and composer Charles Cornell shares some history.
February 2, 2024
Sometimes you see type and just want to make some designs. This is one of those typefaces. Lovely work by Mohammed Samad and Bouk Ra.
February 1, 2024
January 31, 2024
February as a month of possibility
"It’s the shortest month, so it should be the easiest for a daily 'practice and suck less' challenge." says Austin Kleon. He even made a PDF calendar you can print out to inspire said feat. I think I might try to practice walking.
I recently came across an email that I needed to set up authentication for a domain and for the life of me I can't find it now. But I remember thinking, I will loop back right after I learn how to do this. Chris Shiflett shares an approach.
January 30, 2024
Recapturing early-internet whimsy with HTML
Digging the six projects that MIT links in this piece about personal, whimsical and artistic web sites and explorations. Saving to savor after work!
January 28, 2024
How It’s Made: LEGO Sets
Did some surfing to learn more about how LEGO is made and this video was the best I’ve seen thus far. I could watch a miniseries on this topic, from ideation to execution.
January 26, 2024
A unified theory of fucks
(Admission, I try not to swear on this site. I don't know why.) But this short essay by Mandy Brown is worthy of it.
Photographers in Commercials
Like Seth, I'm enjoying Noah Kalina’s new video series that spans the gamuts. In this case, reactions to photographer portrayals in commercials. I think this is what the kids call cozy.
Bury Me in the Highlands
Let's say you make sourdough and give the loaves away but wanted to put them in a bag with a stamp and your brother was a type designer... (Swipe to see said stamp in context). Gorgeous.
January 25, 2024
January 24, 2024
Robin Mientjes has a new website and it is delightful.
NY Times on menu design trends
Dig everything about this sort of reporting. Now make a pretty list of all Biden’s accomplishments NY Times! (gift link)
January 23, 2024
January 11, 2024
World Weather Map
This would be a lovely screensaver any screen, including a television. Mesmerizing in scale.
January 10, 2024
Mod West Ranch
I've had this tab open long enough that I know I need to save it and move on. I already have oodles of places to consider in Palm Springs, but oh my word, THIS ONE! It could be a retreat!
Roger + Chris Fifth Wheel Trailer Renovation
Not only do these fellas make fine couches, they renovate homes and in this case, a fifth wheel trailer. I've long dreamed of life on the road and that notion has faded a little, but seeing their transformation makes me re-think the possibility. (Also, it's for sale!)
January 8, 2024
Dig this annual clock that takes an entire year to complete as a way to connect more emotionally with time. The gradient version represents seasons. There are other versions for a single day and moon cycles.
January 5, 2024
BLAG’s top articles from 2023
I recently subscribed to BLAG’s print mag and it is a beauty to hold. Here’s a sampling of things they share. So much to savor!
Fit as many cats as you can on this game board
I spent a few minutes trying to find a place that sells this board game with adorable cat pieces stateside to no avail. Saving for later to explore in the future.
Mychal Threets Wants Everyone to Experience ‘Library Joy’
I need a category for joy so I can revisit stories like this. Dig this insight into the person behind a favorite social media account. More on Mychal with this KQED interview.
100 things that made Austin Kleon’s 2023
I like the variation of Austin’s list that captures small quiet joys, simple interactions and foodstuffs.
Learn to Make Your First Custom Font
Dan Cederholm is hosting a workshop to show how it's done. I've not had an idea for a font, but I've kind of always wanted to make one.
January 2, 2024
Happy birthday Tina
Swissmiss shares intentions and reminders for the new year and they're all solid. Please excuse me, I’m on the hunt for a disco ball.
December 29, 2023
Simon Collison’s 2023 in music
I look forward to Simon’s yearly posts and playlists to fuel music discovery into the new year.
December 23, 2023
The kids said they wanted to play Mario
This teacher shares his enthusiasm and extensive collection of classic Mario games with his class and it brings me great joy to know this is happening in the world. (Thanks Wendy!)
December 20, 2023
December 19, 2023
Pablo Rochat solved losing the Apple remote
It’s a very solid idea and still keeps the port open for charging.
December 17, 2023
December 16, 2023
Luke Harris: Top 25 games of all time
I love lists like this. I've fond memories with many of these video games. These lists are hard to make, but I've found if you consider them malleable it’s easier to put out there.
December 12, 2023
Draplin goes metal
I very much want a fence to display some of these signs. Dig the cosmic message and all are welcome versions a lot.